To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many independent schools have responded to Major-General Crackett's letter about change in funding arrangements; and how many have said they expect their Combined Cadet Force units to have to close.
19 November 2014
The Government places great value on the benefits delivered by membership of Combined Cadet Forces (CCFs), which is why we are expanding the number of CCFs in state schools through the Cadet Expansion Programme, and why we have consulted Heads of schools with CCF units to work out a sustainable funding model for CCFs for the future. The consultation period closed recently and no decisions on future CCF funding arrangements have yet been taken.
In his letter earlier this year consulting with Heads of CCF schools, Major General Crackett made it clear that there would be no changes to the funding of existing CCF units before September 2015. We are now in the process of considering the feedback received during the consultation process.
162 independent schools responded to Major General Crackett's letter about CCF funding arrangements. We will provide a summary of the consultation responses when we announce how we intend to proceed.